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Africa can reduce digital divide faster with 3G/UMTS deployments below 600MHz
Friday, 22 September 2006

In his inaugural speech at this weeks ITU/BDT Regional Seminar on Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) for rural and remote areas for Africa, His Excellency Mr Bello Bouba Magari, Minister of State, Minister of Post and Telecommunications of Cameroon stated: "There is a need to look urgently for innovative solutions to reduce the digital divide between urban and rural populations, as well as remote areas." Furthermore, he added, "A recent study commissioned by the government of Cameroon has revealed that our country has still delays in the realisation of the true information society, with coverage of less than 30% of the territory and high access costs to the Internet."

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Ukraine on the way to 3G
Wednesday, 12 July 2006

An invited audience of representatives of 100 telecom operators, manufacturers and administrators heard yesterday how the Ukraine stands to benefit from the launch of 3G/UMTS mobile broadband services.

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Geneva agreement opens door to use of 'digital dividend' for 3G/UMTS
Tuesday, 27 June 2006

The UMTS Forum has welcomed results from this year's ITU-R Regional Radiocommunications Conference (RRC-06) that pave the way for the introduction of 3G/UMTS mobile services in frequencies that will potentially be freed up by the "analogue switch-off" of terrestrial television broadcasting.

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3G customers worldwide pass the 100 million mark at mid June 2006
Tuesday, 13 June 2006

As worldwide subscriptions to 3G networks exceed 100 million, industry association The UMTS Forum has confirmed that WCDMA is the world's most popular 3G technology by a factor that is fast approaching three to one.

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3G Strategic Leadership Seminar: workshop examines evolution of Russia's mobile market
Tuesday, 06 June 2006

An industry workshop held this week in Moscow has assessed the expected technological, regulatory and socio-economic impacts of 3G mobile networks on Russia's telecoms industry and end-users.

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UMTS Forum at World Telecommunication Development Conference: "Extending IMT 2000/UMTS Mobile Coverage in Developing Countries"
Wednesday, 08 March 2006

Ensuring access to information for all - bridging the digital divide

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UMTS Forum Predicts 1 Billion HSPA Users by 2012
Tuesday, 14 February 2006

In a new report published this week, mobile industry body The UMTS Forum www.umts-forum.org forecasts that there will be almost one billion active users of High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) networks by 2012.

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50 Million 3G/UMTS Subscriber Milestone Passed In January 2006, Confirms UMTS Forum
Thursday, 09 February 2006

Visit us on stand H76 at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, 13-16 February 2006.

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Brazil's way forward to 3G/UMTS
Wednesday, 26 October 2005

Latin America must license 3G within harmonised spectrum in line with the region's economic and social needs

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Mobile users and 3G industry can reap 'Digital Dividend' from analogue TV switchover
Wednesday, 12 October 2005

Mobile industry association The UMTS Forum www.umts-forum.org has welcomed the European Commission's recent communication* on EU priorities for radio spectrum availability following the planned switchover to digital television broadcasting. With this switchover, urges the Forum, mobile operators are afforded the valuable opportunity to offer greater coverage and support more users for 3G/UMTS mobile broadband services in spectrum bands outside their current 'core' spectrum allocations.

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